Work

Here are a few of the more “serious” projects I’ve worked on over the last year or so. Click through to learn a bit more about the role I played in each project.

The lone wolf coder can make great things happen, but working with a great mix of creative, technical, and entrepreneurial people is better.

Virginia Farm Bureau

I develop web and mobile experiences for VFB’s 140K+ members and policy holders and create internal systems for ~1000 employees. I spend most of my time translating mockups into HTML/CSS, building interactive UIs with JS, or writing RESTful backend services in C# or SQL.

We use a lot of different technologies from the Microsoft stack and work with a lot of third-party systems. I do a little work with IIS and some elements of database design. I’ve implemented a CSS style guide and component library so all of our developers and content admins can save time when writing code while promoting maintainability.

This role involves a high level of collaboration with project managers, business analysts, and designers. 

C# SQL .NET JS/jQuery/Knockout CSS HTML IIS VS/TFS

Civil Rights Walking Tour

 

The Civil Rights Walking Tour is a project sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Longwood University, and the Farmville Downtown Partnership. I serve as the lead web developer for this project.

The CRWT tells the story of the civil rights movement in Prince Edward county during the 1950’s. In the wake of desegregation, public school closures propelled a student strike that became a part of the landmark Brown V. Board of Education case in 1954. This is an important story, and I feel honored to help people tell it.

V1.0 is a HMTL/CSS/JS application that uses Geolocation to track a users position as they explore a 1.6 mile loop in Downtown Farmville, VA. The app provides contextual information about the locations on the tour. V2.0 will incorporate either an Omeka or WordPress backend so that community historians can more easily add sites and content.

HTML 5 CSS JS/LeafletJS Bootstrap 3

SoldNest

SoldNest is a start-up in San Jose, CA that provides discount real estate brokerage services through an innovative online platform. I helped develop the MVP for the SoldNest platform, added a WordPress blog to the site architecture, and help to build out additional features as the company grows.

For this project, I took on a variety of full stack tasks, including some server and network administration on AWS. A few of the bigger development tasks included building Node.js/Express REST APIs, developing interactive UIs with AngularJS, and integrations with popular web APIs for email, SMS, and geocoding.

Node.js Express AngularJS AWS Linux EC2 Apache/Nginx WordPress

CrossFit First Due

CrossFit 1st Due is a small business in Farmville, VA. They had been using a “make-your-own” site template through GoDaddy for about four years, but they we’re looking for something that was easier to update and align with their brand. I transitioned them to a WordPress hosting package, which saved them some recurring cost since they were able to ditch the site generator.

This is a custom WordPress theme using Bootstrap 3 as a base, but I also built in a few custom post types to help them publish WODs (workout of the day).

 

WordPress Bootstrap 3 PHP HTML CSS